[ExI] very informative
bronto at pobox.com
Tue Dec 29 08:19:22 UTC 2020
On 2020-12-28 18:35, spike jones via extropy-chat wrote:
> A country is nationalist if it keeps and enforces its borders. Its
> citizens pay taxes and have privileges that visitors do not have.
California has well-defined borders, taxation, and benefits denied to
non-residents (voting, cheap university). So is California nationalist?
>>> I favor immigration, assuming legal immigration. To have legal
>>> immigration, there must be some means of defining legal immigration.
>> Do you trust politicians to make a good definition?
>> We got along for a century without one.
> I don't trust politicians for anything.
> I see too few of them who I consider trustworthy.
So then, how to define legal immigration?
> The days when we could get by without immigration enforcement of some
> kind came to an end with income tax. As soon as that came about,
> entitlements resulted. With that, there must be some means of
> insuring that entitlements are not collected by those not entitled
> to them.
Well heck, why not say it ended with the right to vote?
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